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Grading Guidance

Niles City Schools

Grading Guidance

4th Quarter of School Year 2019-2020


The district has issued the following guidance regarding grades for the 4th quarter of the 2019-2020 school year.  Thank you for the information from administrators and teachers, in addition to the direction provided from the Ohio Department of Education to assist in the development of the following recommendations:


Students 4th quarter grade will be calculated by averaging the student's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarter grade on the students' report card and that percentage becomes the starting percentage for the 4th nine weeks of school.  All work assigned and collected for this quarter will be counted as points added onto the 4th quarter percentage.  A student's 4th quarter grade will either improve from the percentage average of the 1st three quarters from assignment completion or students who have done little or no work will be given an Incomplete, which will turn into a 59% at the end of the fourth quarter and will then be calculated with the starting percentage as the 4th quarter grade. 

Example: Students percentage on their report card the First Nine Weeks: 80%, Second Nine Weeks: 83%, Third Nine Weeks: 87%.  That will give them a 83% starting percentage in the Fourth Nine Weeks.  If they do all or most of their work, they will earn points based on completion.  Those points can boost their average for the Fourth Nine Weeks grade. Points are determined at teacher discretion. If a student has done little or no work they will be given an Incomplete, which will turn into a 59% at the end of the fourth quarter and will then be calculated with the starting percentage as the 4th quarter grade. Example continued: 83% starting percentage + 59%, Incomplete=71% for the 4th quarter.

Students will have until Thursday, May 21st, 2020 to turn in all required assignments and packets.

High School students taking College Credit Plus classes will follow the grading guidance from their respective universities.

Additional guidance may be provided by your child’s respective building if something needs addressed but is not applicable to all buildings.